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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the rural population studied (State Wise)

From: Reliability and validity of a new physical activity questionnaire for India

Variables Chandigarh Haryana Bihar Arunachal Pradesh Tripura Assam Jharkhand Gujarat Maharashtra Tamil Nadu Overall
N 30 30 31 37 26 24 32 30 30 64 334
Age (years) 43.7 ± 5.1 44.0 ± 5.8 39.9 ± 3.0 38.5 ± 3.7 40.7 ± 3.7 37.9 ± 2.9 45.8 ± 3.6 39.5 ± 3.4 45.1 ± 3.7 41.7 ± 4.1 41.7 ± 13.4
BMI (kg/m2) 24.2 ± 11.6 23.5 ± 13.7 20.8 ± 15.8 22.7 ± 11.2 21.7 ± 14.5 19.7 ± 11.8 20.1 ± 11.9 22.1 ± 10.9 20.1 ± 16.3 22.6 ± 14.1 21.9 ± 4.2
Waist (cms) 84.0 ± 13.5 83.9 ± 14.7 75.6 ± 10.5 80.6 ± 7.0 79.4 ± 10.0 72.6 ± 6.8 74.8 ± 10.0 79.4 ± 9.3 72.1 ± 8.9 79.1 ± 11.8 78.3 ± 11.2
SBP (mmHg) 128 ± 12 130 ± 13 130 ± 11 130 ± 12 127 ± 9 132 ± 12 127 ± 10 127 ± 11 125 ± 11 132 ± 11.0 129 ± 18.8
DBP (mmHg) 79 ± 15 80 ± 23 77 ± 23 84 ± 21 76 ± 15 80 ± 23 77 ± 15 81 ± 13 79 ± 17 79 ± 20 79 ± 11.4
Literate n (%) 25 (83.3) 23 (76.7) 13 (41.9) 26 (70.3) 20 (76.9) 18 (75.0) 19 (59.4) 22 (73.3) 22 (73.3) 60 (93.8) 248 (74.3)
Smoking n (%) 5 (16.7) 5 (16.7) 1 (3.2) 10 (27.0) 9 (34.6) 2 (8.3) 5 (15.6) 5 (16.7) 6 (20.0) 6 (9.4) 54 (16.2)
Alcohol n (%) 10 (33.3) 5 (16.7) 2 (6.5) 16 (43.2) 7 (26.9) 3 (12.5) 11 (34.4) 1 (3.3) 8 (26.7) 2 (3.1) 65 (19.5)
  1. SBP- Systolic blood pressure; DBP- Diastolic blood pressure; BMI-Body Mass Index.